What is mindfulness? What does it involve? How does it differ from other types of meditation practice? How might mindfulness be useful for me? How might mindfulness help my psychological well-being? If you have asked yourself any of these questions, then this course is for you. It is an introductory course for those thinking about pursuing mindfulness studies further.
Mindfulness is an approach that has been developed based on a Buddhist meditative tradition. Whilst it has existed for well over 2000 years, it has gained increasing popularity as a treatment for managing a range of psychological problems (including stress and depression). It has been supported by advances in neuroscientific studies into meditation and its impact on the brain.
This course will introduce mindfulness, what it is and what it is not. It will introduce some of the key practices, along with the everyday nature of mindfulness. It will look at some of the core attitudes for maintaining a mindfulness practice. Finally it will look at some of the research and neuroscientific findings related to mindfulness.
There will be a combination of experiential practices, discussion, and question and answer sessions.
Facilitated By: Mark Head MSc (TA Psychotherapy), CTA(P), UKCP Reg. Psychotherapist, TSTA(P)
Mark is an experienced and qualified UKCP registered psychotherapist and has a private practice based in East Sussex. An accomplished teacher, he has previously taught in a variety of settings including Counselling Skills and Diploma courses. He is now a Co-director and core trainer at the Link Centre, a training centre for Counsellors and Psychotherapists. A qualified TA supervisor, he runs a supervision practice for other counsellors and therapists. As a committed mindfulness practitioner, Mark has subsequently completed a training to run mindfulness courses.
A Link Centre CPD certificate will be presented at the end of the workshop
Cancellation Policy: 50% refund will be given on cancellations with more than 7 days’ notice.
Saturday 6th July 2019
The Link Centre, Plumpton College, Ditchling Road, Plumpton, East Sussex BN7 3AE